What is a doula?
I am a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional & informational support before, during & shortly after childbirth. All people deserve a healthy, happy, empowering birth experience & as your doula I make sure your preferences & beliefs are respected & honored so that can happen!
I believe it is necessary to respect the experiences, values, beliefs & identities of others if I am to be of service. I also believe in trusting & listening to the inner wisdom we all possess within us. Because of these beliefs, I know you can have an amazing birth!
Whether you want a vaginal unmedicated birth, to utilize an epidural, experience an emergency or scheduled Cesarean, at home or in the hospital - the benefits of hiring a doula are priceless.
Free 1 hour consultation for us to get to know each other to determine if we would make a good team. Trust your gut!
(Best scheduled before 32 weeks.)
($85 per consult)
If you are ready to begin growing your family, we will discuss during our consultation personalized recommendations,
resources & suggestions based on your specific medical & mental health experiences & needs.
Topics include: holistic remedies, fertility treatments, understanding your options & rights as a pregnant person,
preparing your & your partner's bodies for conception & LGBT family planning,
3 Prenatal Visits
We will meet 3x before delivery (baby permitting) to explore preferences, create a birth plan, discuss comfort measures
& ways to prepare for labor & baby.
On call 2 weeks before & after estimated due date, I support you and your partner/ support person during active labor & delivery; emotionally & physically.
Baby’s 1st Feeding Support
Whether you are choosing to breastfeed/chestfeed or use formula, feeding baby is an exciting & sometimes challenging experience. I provide assistance in navigating the feeding option of your choice.
Postpartum Follow-Up Visit
Within 2 weeks of baby's arrival, I visit baby & parent(s) to assess emotional well being & adjustment, provide referrals or resources as needed & help families process their birth experience.
Extended Postpartum Care
($90/ 3 hour shift or $200/ 8 hour overnight shift)
As a postpartum doula I specialize in the 1st 3 months, though offer support through the first year.
For parents desiring more assistance & care after baby is born, I am able to aid families during this important
time of transition.
Loss Doula Services
For individuals who have experienced or anticipate the loss of a child, I provide emotional support for parents & families during this very difficult time. Loss services include support during a miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death &/or an abortion.